INDIA: Adipurush has been gripped by controversy ever since its release. The movie was said to be inspired by the Hindi epic scripture Ramayana; however, it failed to deliver the real emotions on screen. The makers are reworking the dialogue after receiving public backlash.
Meanwhile, Screenwriter Manoj Muntashir sought security amid life-threatening ultimatums from the Kshatriya Karni Sena at a press conference held in Madhya Pradesh. Many places, including Kathmandu, Pokhara Metropolitan City, and now Mumbai, have urged a ban on the film’s screening.
Pahlaj Nihalani, producer and former chairman of the CBFC, lashed out at the committee for letting a movie like Adipurush hit the big screens.
Nihalani said that it is crowded with party workers with random officers screening films and clearing them without raising an eyebrow. He stated that the chairman is unavailable to oversee the operation. He went on to say that in the absence of a proper system, a film like Adipurush receiving a certificate is obvious.
Besides this, Dipika Chikhlia, the veteran actor who portrayed the role of Sita in the Ramanad Sagar’s Ramayana said that the damage had already been done. She continued that how such a film was cleared by the censor board is certainly something to think about. She believes that people should quit remaking Ramayan right now.
On the other side, the writer of the film, in a statement shared on his official Twitter account, wrote, “For me, there is nothing greater than your feelings. I can give countless arguments in favour of my dialogues, but this will not lessen your pain. Me and the producer-director of the film have decided that we will revise some of the dialogues that are hurting you, and they will be added to the film this week.”
Om Raut’s directorial and T-Series bankrolled, Adipurush, failed to make a connection with the audience; its poor VFX, colloquial dialogues, and undesirable costumes made it a point of discussion amongst people of every age.